Wounded Cop Speaks Out
From the Conviction Project Blog (by Martin Preib):
- In preparation for today, I carefully thought what I would say in regards to a man who almost ended my life. The truth is, it's extremely difficult to put into words, my emotions and my thoughts of not only that night, but also the effect the last several years have had on me, my family, and my friends.
On February 21, 2005, a Chicago Police Officer went to work that night, as a man with 11 years of Law Enforcement experience. In those 11 years, he served as a Police officer in multiple jurisdictions, and served communities of people from different races, cultures, religions, and backgrounds. He always strived to maintain a good reputation within those communities, including Chicago, because he believed in the trust that should exist between the Police and the people it serves. And, he always strived to do his job with fairness and compassion. That was one of the Police Officers you encountered that night Mr. Morgan. That was me.
The entire piece is worth a read. Preib has been on fire lately, ripping the Tribune, Eric Zorn, the Reader, Anita Alvarez, Dick Devine, the Northwestern "innocence project" among others. He lays out a case for journalistic and prosecutorial misconduct that should shame all involved and ought to result in numerous indictments and lawsuits by interested parties. Give the entire site a look.
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